Bug 439003 - runlevel 3 in /etc/inittab not preventing gdm startup
runlevel 3 in /etc/inittab not preventing gdm startup
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: initscripts (Show other bugs)
All Linux
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Assigned To: Bill Nottingham
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2008-03-26 10:34 EDT by John Ellson
Modified: 2014-03-16 23:13 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2008-04-08 01:13:43 EDT
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Description John Ellson 2008-03-26 10:34:06 EDT
Description of problem:
Changing to runlevel 3 in /etc/inittab: 
no longer stops gdm startup on reboot.

This is a major problem if trying to fix X11 problems (e.g. with the currently
borked ati driver).

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
1. edit /etc/inittab, change runlevel from 5 to 3
2. reboot
Actual results:
gdm still starts (presuming X11 setup is ok, which it is not on my system)

Expected results:
console login only

Additional info:
Same problem exists in Rawhide.
Comment 1 Bill Nottingham 2008-03-26 11:20:41 EDT
Are you *SURE* this is happening on F8? Rawhide has a very different code base
that no longer reads /etc/inittab.
Comment 2 John Ellson 2008-03-26 18:13:34 EDT
99%, but I'll receck and get back to you.

So, on F9, if /etc/inittab is no longer read, why is it still there?  It only
confuses people like me who expect that it is still the way to change runlevel.
Comment 3 Bill Nottingham 2008-03-26 18:38:03 EDT
Because I haven't done a build to remove it yet. :)
Comment 4 John Ellson 2008-03-27 12:26:04 EDT
Re FC8 - I must have been mistaken, or at least, I can't reproduce it today with
latest updates.   Sorry.

So this is a F9 issue only.
Comment 5 Bill Nottingham 2008-03-27 13:28:30 EDT
OK. You can solve rawhide by editing /etc/sysconfig/init, and changing the value

Comment 6 Bill Nottingham 2008-04-08 01:13:43 EDT
This has been reverted to read inittab again.

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